how do i set up ssd with hard drive?

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
February 23, 2011 at 14:41:34
Specs: Windows 7, AMD phenom II x 4 970/8gb hyperx
how do i set up ssd with hard drive? im running windows 7 home premium 64 bit on my computer. at the moment i am wiping the 500gb seagate hard drive. while its out i put in a gskill 60gb ssd. went into bios and set it to ahci then loaded windows 7 from the disk. i want to use the ssd just for the operating system and the hdd for other. what will i need to do next? i wanted a clean install on both drives.

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February 23, 2011 at 15:36:25
If I follow you correctly you now have your operating system up and running on the ssd? If this is correct you should be done there. As for the seagate drive just format and partition it however suits you and you should be done. You can use just the one large drive if you like for data storage or split it up into partitions which is what I would do. One patition for programs you use often and one partition for things like music, movies, pictures, or whatever.


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February 23, 2011 at 17:11:34
Many people put the OS on the ssd and maybe the few very important apps.

Then they seek out any of the ssd tips and tricks to make it work better and longer. May have to look at the gskill forums for greater knowledge on how to set them up best. Also people tend to use other ideas to slim down windows 7 or even remove un-needed features. Fast is good.

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February 23, 2011 at 19:13:54
Just make sure you always choose Custom when installing programs so you can choose the drive to install it on.

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February 26, 2011 at 12:57:35
Go to the Manufactures SSD website-check their forums as each manufacturer has different firmware installed on each drive.
But basically W7 sets it up automatically.
Make the SSD your c drive and just do a normal install---DO NOT FORMAT the ssd--it damages it .

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